miraculous fruit

noun
variants: or miraculous berry

Definition of miraculous fruit

1 : either of two tropical African fruits that have a lingering sweetish aftertaste that causes indifferent or acid foods eaten after them to taste sweet
2 : a plant yielding miraculous fruit:
a : a small shrubby tree (Synsepalum dulcificum) of the family Sapotaceae having a fruit that is a fleshy single-seeded berry
b : an herb (Thaumatococcus daniellii) of the family Marantaceae whose edible fruit is the jellylike aril surrounding the seeds

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“Miraculous fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miraculous%20fruit. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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